Kinesiology: Department Chair and Assistant Professor (2 positions)

Applications are being accepted for two faculty positions in the Department of Kinesiology: 1) a tenured position at the rank of Full or Associate Professor serving as Department Chair, and 2) a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Both positions are full-time academic year appointments beginning on August 25, 2014. Department Chair also has summer session administrative part-time appointment.


Department Chair (50% administrative / 50% faculty) tenured position responsibilities include: 

  • As administrator:
    • provide leadership for department in consultation with the Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences;
    • promote and advocate for department academic programs;
    • support curricular development and assessment;
    • promote faculty scholarly and service activity;
    • manage learning facilities used by the department;
    • effectively manage department budgets, including grants and scholarship funds;
    • supervise tenure, promotion, appointment, salary and other personnel decisions, and lead recruitment and hiring of new faculty;
    • participate in department long-range planning;
    • provide leadership in college and university-wide policy and decision-making;
    • represent the department to external constituencies and in community and professional outreach activities.
  • As faculty member:
    • teach within area of expertise (Pedagogy or Exercise physiology),
    • provide academic advising/mentoring to students,
    • actively participate in scholarly activity, and
    • engage in service to the university and community.

Tenure-track faculty position responsibilities include either:

  • Pedagogy
    • Teach undergraduate elementary and secondary method courses in the teacher education program pertaining to physical education, adapted physical education, and/or health education;
    • provide academic advising/mentoring to students;
    • actively participate in scholarly activity, and
    • engage in service to the university and community.
  • OR
  • Exercise physiology
    • Teach undergraduate courses in laboratory assessment and exercise physiology, and direct the Exercise Physiology Laboratory;
    • provide academic advising/mentoring to students;
    • actively participate in scholarly activity, and
    • engage in service to the university and community.




  • Department Chair position: earned doctorate in an area relevant to pedagogical kinesiology or exercise physiology; record of scholarship, teaching, service and advising to earn tenure and rank of associate or full professor in the department.
  • Tenure-track position: earned doctorate by time of appointment in an area relevant to pedagogical kinesiology or exercise physiology.


  • Demonstrated team-building and management skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills with students, faculty and staff; an ability to contribute to diverse experiences and perspectives; and commitment to student/faculty research.
  • Pedagogy area: taught and/or supervised within the K-12 physical education setting for three or more years; OR 
  • Exercise physiology area: ability to teach courses in exercise science (e.g. laboratory assessment, exercise physiology) and certification through nationally recognized organizations (ACSM, NSCA, or NASM).

The Department of Kinesiology is dedicated to excellence in teaching and engages in numerous professional service initiatives and student/faculty collaborative research. Majors are offered in Athletic Training and Kinesiology, which includes emphases in Human Performance, Movement Studies, Physical Education, and Sport Pedagogy. Minors are offered in Adapted Physical Education, Coaching, and Kinesiology. The department currently has approximately 700 students within its majors and minors, and 19 full- and part-time faculty and academic staff.

Application Procedure

Materials required in PDF format:

  • Letter of application (please specify which position you are interested in)
  • graduate school transcripts
  • Curriculum Vita
  • names/contact information for three references.

Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: UW-Eau Claire Careers. Click on the link to Kinesiology: Department Chair and Assistant Professor (Job ID # 9613), and then click the "Apply Now" button. Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and log in before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please direct requests for additional information to:
Dr. Jeff Janot, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
715-836-5333 or

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 15, 2014. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of the top five finalists must be released. A criminal background check is required prior to employment

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Posted 3/14/14